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The Rapid Box - 26 inch Octa

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Rapid Box for Speedlights

Quick Overview

  • Durable framework with heavy-duty reflective silver
  • Provides soft and evenly reflected light
  • Extremely portable and lightweight design
  • Opens and closes quickly like an umbrella
  • Height-adjustable and rotatable tilter bracket
  • Includes softbox, bracket, diffusion front, and case
$149.90

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$149.90
SKU: RPD-BOX

An Ingenious Speedlight Modifier

Pairing high-end fabrics with a quick-collapse frame, our Rapid Box modifier series will give you the professional results that you want without the tedious setup.

Rapid Box speedlight modifier reflective silver and metal construction
Rear mounted speedlight on Rapid Box softbox tilt bracket

Rear-Mounted Speedlights

We purposely designed the Rapid Box with an external cold shoe speedlight mount. By keeping your speedlight outside of the softbox, you can quickly access controls and utilize the IR line-of-sight (or infrared wireless) functionality commonly found in speedlights. Of course, radio triggers can be used as well.

Innovative Speedlite Bracket

The Rapid Box's versatile mounting bracket features an adjustable height and depth for use with virtually any shoe-mount speedlites or off-camera flash units. This bracket includes a built-in tilting function for precise positioning and a standard light stand receptacle.

Rapid Box speedlight bracket
Rapid Box travel case

Designed for Portability

Constructed with solid aluminum umbrella-inspired framework, the Rapid Box's design maximizes durability, minimizes weight, eliminates the need for separate support rods, and makes setup a breeze. Everything is simple, quick, and compact. After your shoot, the Rapid Box breaks down instantly into a sleek carry case for travel and storage.

Premium Diffusion Fabric

Our diffusion panels are constructed with an all-natural, unbleached nylon fabric. Unlike processed diffusion fabrics, these diffusers will soften your light source without altering its color temperature.

Rapid Box interior diffusion fabric

Beauty Dish-Style Lighting

The optional Deflector Plate minimizes hot spots and creates stunning and dramatic beauty dish-style light output. This plate is easy to use and compatible with all Rapid Box speedlight softboxes.

Deflector Plate beauty dish for Rapid Box speedlight softboxes

Technical Specs

SKU
RPD-BOX
Warranty
2-Year
Frame Material
Metal
Mount Type
Quick Collapse
SKU
RPD-BOX
Warranty
2-Year
Frame Material
Metal
Mount Type
Quick Collapse
SKU
RPD-BOX
Warranty
2-Year
Frame Material
Metal
Mount Type
Quick Collapse
SKU
RPD-BOX
Warranty
2-Year
Frame Material
Metal
Mount Type
Quick Collapse

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Rapid Box product review by Terry White, Top Pro Elite Photographer

“If you’re looking for good quality, easy to set up and use softboxes for travel, I can’t recommend the Rapid Box line enough.”

Terry White, Top Pro Elite Photographer

Rapid Box product review by Suzi Pratt, Digital Photography School

“The legendary lighting brand, probably best known for their solid Apollo Orb softboxes, has a slimmed down lighting solution known as the Westcott Rapid Box series. Available as an octabox, strip light, or the mega 32-inch octabox duo, the members of the Rapid Box series are solidly built, very compact, and compatible with most speedlight flash units.”

Suzi Pratt, Digital Photography School

Rapid Box Octa product review by Andrew Funderburg, Fundy Designer Blog

“I have to say that I love it. I’ve been looking for a simple speed light setup and I think I’ve found it. I simply attach it to my SB-910 and I have a traveling soft box. The bonus with the Rapid Box is that I can take off the front diffuser and I have a portable beauty dish. I highly recommend getting one.”

Andrew Funderburg, Fundy Designer Blog

Rapid Box Octa product review by Craig Beckta, Craig Beckta Photography

“The Westcott Rapid Box comes with this carrying case, so it folds up like an umbrella, slides in here, and it's lightweight and portable. I highly recommend the Westcott Rapid Box line.”

Craig Beckta, Craig Beckta Photography

Rapid Box Octa product review by Wendy G. Gunderson, My Irie Time Blog

“Traveling light is becoming a priority for me with my camera gear, particularly once you realize how much difference good equipment makes to an image. With the Westcott Rapid Box Softbox, I was able to get the best of both worlds: a soft fill light for portraits which is lightweight and easy to carry.”

Wendy G. Gunderson, My Irie Time Blog

Rapid Box Octa product review by Alik Griffin, Alik Griffin Photography

“When I first unboxed it I was very surprised at how high quality and solid this little thing is. I'm still amazed by it. Usually inexpensive umbrellas are super flimsy and cheap feeling. Not this sucker.”

Alik Griffin, Alik Griffin Photography

Rapid Box Octa product review by Neil van Neikerk, Photography by Neil van Neikerk

“The Westcott Rapid Box Octa Softbox is a very versatile light modifier for an off-camera speedlight. The ease of setting it up, and that is so portable, and being light-weight yet sturdy, all means this is going to be the softbox I use for my flash photography workshops in future. Oh, and as light modifiers go, it is quite affordable.”

Neil van Neikerk, Photography by Neil van Neikerk

Rapid Box Octa Mini product review by Chris Gampant, The Phoblographer

“Since this whole strobist thing began, photographers have wanted small softboxes that are collapsible and have a great output. Who better to do that than that Westcott? Their Apollo Orb softboxes are legendary.”

Chris Gampant, The Phoblographer

Rapid Box Octa product review by Gavin Hoey, GavTrain Blog

“Travelling with the Westcott Rapid Box Octa was a total joy. It weighed next to nothing and thanks to natty design touches such as the folding arm, it fitted in to a tiny bag that slid inside my light stand bag.”

Gavin Hoey, GavTrain Blog

Rapid Box product review by Michael Mowbray, Michael Mowbray Photography

“One of the best, portable softboxes I have found is the Westcott RapidBox series. The Rapid Box is a pop-up umbrella-style soft box, but unlike cheaper boxes, the durability and build-quality is high end. There’s excellent light efficiency with these boxes as well, and with the optional beauty dish reflector that screws into the center, you also have a great on-location beauty dish option.”

Michael Mowbray, Michael Mowbray Photography

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guarantee

Buy with confidence knowing that if you're not 100% satisfied, we'll refund your purchase for up to 30 days. No questions asked.

Made with by Westcott

Includes new, stocked items. Made-to-order printed backdrops are exchangeable for items of equal or greater value.